Batwoman‘s Ruby Rose shocked the DC world today with the announcement that she is leaving the show after one season. Rose did not say why she is leaving, only expressing gratitude for the role.   The season one finale aired on Sunday. 

Rose released a statement saying it was a difficult decision not to return to Batwoman.  “This was not a decision I made lightly as I have the utmost respect for the cast, crew and everyone involved with the show in both Vancouver and in Los Angeles.   I am beyond appreciative to Greg Berlanti, Sarah Schechter and Caroline Dries for not only giving me this incredible opportunity, but for welcoming me into the DC universe they have so beautifully created.  Thank you Peter Roth and Mark Pedowitz and the teams at Warner Bros. and The CW who put so much into the show and always believed in me. Thank you to everyone who made season one a success – I am truly grateful.”

According to Deadline, Berlanti Prods. and WBTV plan to recast Kate Kane/Batwoman role with a new LGBTQ actress.  In a joint statement, the studio and network states they look forward to sharing the show’s new direction in the coming months. 

Well, this is surprising.  Rose receive a lot of backlash when she was cast in the role.  Then she sustained some serious injuries during a stunt gone wrong. The accident almost left her paralyzed and led to emergency surgery for Rose.  To say things started off on the wrong foot is an understatement.  However, Batwoman was well received  when it premiered and Rose made the role hers in so many ways.  

The CW renewed the series for a second season earlier this month.  Batwoman will return in January 2021 on The CW.

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